I’ve no idea where this morning went. I’ve been up since before 6 but somehow the day has taken on a life of its own. My project today is a basic gift card holder with simple Balloon Bouquet Punch embellishments.
BASIC GIFT CARD HOLDER
With the retirement of the Envelope Punch Board last May, this is my new gift card holder shape. It’s a simple pouch made from a 3″ x 7″ piece of card or Designer Series Paper (DSP). In fact, if you have a pretty notecard you can even make one using that as I showed last month.
Today I decided to use pieces from the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP for the base and the decoration. For the gift card holder I chose the glossy Terracotta Tile pattern and cut and scored the piece as shown in the diagram below .
Then I folded in the long side tabs and folded over the back to close it using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
You can see exactly how it goes together in this short video.
Once the gift card holder was assembled I used a 1″ Circle Punch to create a small notch at the open end. This will allow the gift card to be removed more easily.
Next came the “happy birthday” sentiment from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set. I stamped this onto Whisper White Card using Terracotta Tile ink to coordinate with the gift card holder base. Then I used the Timeless Label Punch to punch it out with the sentiment over towards the right-hand end.
After that I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the sentiment to the gift card holder.
BALLOON BOUQUET PUNCH
With the gift hard holder ready I then found a couple of other scraps of paper from the Mosaic Mood pack and used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out the balloons.
I attached the larger balloon to the gift card holder first using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I fixed the smaller balloon on top, stacking the Mini Dimensionals at the top and right hand side to keep the balloon level.
Finally I added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a little extra bling.
So that’s it from me for today. If you want to see the finished floral gift card holder from the video you’ll find all the details in my blog post Out of the box coordination.
Now I think I need more coffee.